Transfer genetic resources abroad for study or non-commercial research purposes

Transfer genetic resources abroad for study or non-commercial research purposes

  1. Vietnamese students or doctoral students wishing to transfer genetic resources abroad in service of their study shall submit a dossier to the competent national authority directly at the competent national authority’s office, by post, or online. The Dossier should include:

a) The application form for transferring genetic resources abroad for study purposes, using the form prescribed in sample form 08 of Annex attached to this Decree;

b) Providing valid original document or certified copy of any one of the following documents: passport, identity card, citizen identification card or other document with photo and personal information issued by the competent authority (hereinafter referred to as identification) to prove the identity of the applicant;

c) Written documents of recommendation from a foreign science and technology organization or the education organization where the student or doctoral student is studying, which includes general information about such student or doctoral student and the utilization of genetic resources for study purposes.

2. Vietnamese science and technology organizations who wish to transfer genetic resources abroad for conducting research, analysis or evaluation for non-commercial purposes, shall submit a dossier to the competent national authority defined in Article 6 of this Decree directly at the competent national authority’s office, by post, or online. The dossier includes:

a) The application form for transfer genetic resources abroad for conducting non-commercial research, using the form prescribed in Sample form 08 of Annex attached to this Decree;

b) Documents identifying the legal status of the applicant;

c) Written consent of the foreign organization to receive genetic resources at the request of the Vietnamese science and technology organization;

d) The legal dossier of the program or project already approved by a competent state agency, which is relevant to the genetic resources proposed to be transferred abroad.

3. Where the genetic resources are on the list of conditional utilization and access, individuals and organizations must submit the written consent of managing ministries according to regulations of the Law.

4. Within 15 days of receiving a valid dossier, the head of the competent national authority shall consider and decide whether to allow the transfer of genetic resources abroad in the service of study. Decision shall be made according to the form prescribed in sample form 9 in the Annex attached to this Decree. In the case of refusal, the competent national authority shall notify in writing to the applicant, clearly stating the reasons therefor.

Download sample form 08 here

Download sample form 09 here

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